This Week in Weird: Would You Get Married in a Sailor Moon-Inspired Wedding Gown?
Jul 3, 2020   •   Bianca Katipunan
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Jul 3, 2020   •   Bianca Katipunan
It’s Friday, so it’s time unplug from the stress and rest for a while. Sit back, relax, and forget about the past week’s terrible headlines for just a moment by taking in some of the weirdest news from the past week.
**NEW** SailorMoon Wedding Dress Collection have finally been revealed with gorgeous designs supervised by Naoko Takeuchi herself. These bridal, groom and bridesmaid outfits are for hiring only.
AREN’T THEY STUNNING?! pic.twitter.com/5M2QhGqfUW
— MoonSticks.org (@ChibiJen) June 30, 2020
Japanese bridal dressmaker and rental Mariarosa created Sailor Moon-inspired wedding gowns and tuxedos in time for the franchise’s 25th anniversary. The line is full of beautiful gowns that brides can wear during and after the wedding and best of all it has the seal of approval by Naoko Takeuchi herself. The Sailor Moon wedding gown collection will be available for rental in Japan in August. It’s perfect for the ultimate fan!
Ever wondered what green onions would taste like if it was turned into cereal? Well, Kellogg’s has the answer to that! Brace yourselves, cause it’s a long story.
16 years ago, the company held a marketing campaign asking South Koreans to vote for a new flavor for Chex, a five-grain cereal. The poll asked South Koreans to choose between two cartoon candidates: chocolate-flavored Cheki and green-flavored Chaka.
The folks at Kellog’s assumed that chocolate would win, but Chaka quickly overtook Cheki. After seeing that Chaka was winning by a landslide, Kellog’s stopped online voting, citing multiple votes by single voters. They declared Cheki the winner, much to the dismay of Chaka fans. And for years, Chaka has stayed relevant, with memes showing the onion cereal mascot as a freedom fighter and hashtags like #PrayForChex.
Last month, the green onion cereal finally hit supermarket shelves, Reuters reports. When it was announced that Chaka’s moment was finally happening, it became the top trending topic on South Korean social media — even in the wake of North Korea’s bombing of an inter-Korean liaison office. The limited-edition cereal sold out online within two days. According to a Kellog’s spokesperson, limited-edition cereals are typically on sale for three months, but could be extended with strong sales. Is Chaka here to stay?
🚨 CRYSTAL THAT LOOKS LIKE CHICKEN TENDER ALERT 🚨 pic.twitter.com/YLGZFo6XO2
— GarlicPowder (@fartpowder) June 27, 2020
Just look at it. (Also, check out the Twitter thread for more crystals-that-look-like-food.)
It all started when one Japanese Twitter user shared this photo of his lizard. Naturally, people turned it into a meme. And it was good.
I can’t wait until the ButtTrumpet in the White House is gone. Vote! pic.twitter.com/AeFWtzrVjP
— Votey McVote Face (@InTheRockies23) July 1, 2020
Apparently, butt trumpets were a common occurrence in medieval art. Why? These drawings were typically found in the margins in manuscripts. Historians say that the drawings were used in the Middle Ages to express disapproval with whatever was happening in the text. Now, it’s just funny.
A 30-year-old woman in India discovered that she had testicular cancer after she experienced abdominal pain. Doctors discovered that the woman has the masculine XY chromosomes, not XX, which are the chromosomes typically found in women.
“From her appearance, she is a woman. Starting from her voice, developed breasts, normal external genitalia, everything is that of a woman. However, uterus and ovaries have been absent since birth. She has also never experienced menstruation,” her oncologist Dr. Anupam Dutta told the media.
How do you not break your grandmother’s heart because these handle huggers look kinda odd…
(Why didn’t we know about this earlier??) Sony has developed a device called The Reon Pocket, which can be used to adjust the temperature as the device can absorb or generate heat. All you need is to download the app and you’ll be able to cool down with the use of this handy gadget. This is available on Amazon Japan and is priced at 27,000 JPY (~$251 USD).
What is the weirdest thing you’ve seen on the internet? Tell us below!
Between writing her articles and studying her endless readings for school, Bianca is also someone who enjoys watching different series on Netflix and hyping her favorite groups online.
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